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Dispute over parking spot in Queens leads to stabbing, fatal hit-and-run

SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens — A dispute over a parking spot in Queens early Sunday morning led to a stabbing and deadly hit-and-run that killed one person and injured six others.

It happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday outside XS Hookah Lounge at 127th and Liberty Avenue.

Police say that following a dispute over a parking spot, the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata got out of his vehicle and stabbed two people, both in the torso.

The 22-year-old driver then got into his vehicle, drove onto the sidewalk and slammed into a group of people who had gathered during the dispute.

A 23-year-old man died after being struck. A man who was stabbed and then struck is in critical condition. Five others were hospitalized.

The driver was taken into custody after walking into the hospital with minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.